"Things fall apart....the centre cannot hold" wrote Yeats in 1920. Same shit different century and in an age where perfection is thrust upon us as some kind of ideal the only valid response is chaos. Like a scream looking for a mouth, Error tear through the five tracks on this e.p. pissing on the dying embers of what we have come to accept as hardcore today. If punk is change then Error is the future. This is the sound of man and machine but they do not live in harmony - infact one wonders whether Error is working with their equipment or fighting against it.
In a time where the Empire strikes first and Clay Aitken can sell 700,000 in a week our discontent will not go unnoticed. Error turns these frustrations into sound.
Recorded, written, produced and deranged by Error
Vocals by Greg Puciato
Moog on Jack the Ripper by Joey Karam
Error is Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Brett Gurewitz
All songs written by Error, published by Sick Muse Songs (BMI)/Copyright Control (PRS), administered by EMI Music Publishing (BMI)/Copyright Control (PRS) except Homicide written by 999 (Guy Martin Days/Keith Rodger Lucas), published by R.L. August Music Co., administered by LaStrada Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Recorded and mixed at Atticus' house
Design by Nick Pritchard / metrosea.com
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US Rel. Date: 02/24/2004
EU Rel. Date: 02/23/2004
Broken Beats From Unlikely Super group - The LOWDOWN: This week's obligatory NIN side-project finds programmer Atticus Ross enlisting Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato and Bad Religion/Epitaph man Brett Gurewitz to create something far spikier than scenester collaborations usually have the energy to muster. While still inhabiting the industrial sphere, Error are closer to Aphex Twin's sinister and brilliantly evil 'Come To daddy' than Ross' day job.
Fuelled by a palpably punk sense of nihilism, these five tracks bode well for Error's full-length debut which is due later in 2004.
BEST TRACK: 'Burn In Hell'
NIN, Bad Religion and Dillinger men team up for avant-garde noise project
Error is collaboration between NIN and Tapeworm conspirator Atticus Ross, Brett Guerwitz -- architect of Bad Religion and Epitaph Records -- and Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato. It was conceived through the frustration that the protagonists felt at much of the safe, radio-friendly pap, which has recently tried to sneak in under the punk banner; Error seeks to return to the days when punk was something to be scared of. The 'Error EP' scales a sheer rock-face of dark, demented, confrontational genius, which grinds down all punk templates, in favour of an unrelenting soundtrack made of the harsh industrial beats of a technology gone mad, bad and very dangerous to know. Expect to hear the brooding aggression of Skinny Puppy, the decayed digital dementia of Clint Mansell's Pi movie soundtrack and a more listenable analogue of the incendiary, distorted drum and bass metal of Alex Empire and ATR.
Rejoice: punk's industrial revolution has arrived.
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